Publisher: 2005, Back Bay Books, ISBN 978-0316010801
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Luis Alberto Urrea’s gritty non-fiction work tells the story of an attempted May 2001 illegal crossing through the Arizona desert from Mexico to the United States. Of the twenty-six men who began the trek, only twelve survived. The book discusses that incident as well as greater issues of Mexican immigration to the United States.